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On the night of Thursday to Friday, a family was attacked and robbed at their home in Seine-Saint-Denis. Robert, the father of the family, told Europe 1 on Monday that he heard his wife scream before being knocked out.

TESTIMONIAL EUROPE 1A Jewish family was kidnapped and robbed on the night of Thursday to Friday at his home in Livry-Gargan in Seine-Saint-Denis. As they return from vacation with his parents, David tries to turn on the light in the pavilion but the power is cut. “I went down to put the electricity back on. Once I wanted to go back up, they grabbed me, they tied me up. They told me, 'if you ever move, we'll kill you'", he explains on Monday at the microphone of Europe 1.

Armed with a knife and a screwdriver. The three attackers were armed with a knife and a screwdriver. “Suddenly there is a shadow that arises. He said to me: 'if you don't move, we won't do anything to you'”, also confides Mireille, the mother of the family. “Obviously I screamed, I struggled”. Robert, her husband, hears his wife's screams while he is in his bedroom on the first floor. “I go downstairs, I go into the kitchen. Bang. There is one that knocks me out. This is where the terrible ceremony began. They said: 'You are Jews, you have money'”, explains Robert.

150.000 euros of jewelry stolen. At this point, Mireille decides not to move. “I forced my husband not to move,” she recalls before finally managing to call the police. The attackers will flee with 150.000 euros worth of jewelry in their bag.

An “anti-Semitic” attack. In a press release, the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France (Crif) strongly condemned a “very violent and anti-Semitic aggression”. For the President of Crif, Francis Kalifat, “this heinous act is proof, if need be, that the Jews of France are particularly threatened in the street and for some time within their homes, which is even more worrying. ”. The Minister of the Interior, Gérard Collomb, expressed his indignation and recalled “the government's determination” to “tirelessly fight all forms of racism and anti-Semitism”, in a press release. "According to the first elements, the motivation for this cowardly act seems directly linked to the religion of the victims," ​​he adds.

The Bobibny prosecutor's office opened an investigation for kidnapping, theft and extortion in meetings because of the religion of the victims.

 

Source: © A robbed family in Livry-Gargan: “You are Jews, you have money”

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